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"Refugees of the Septic Heart" to offer multimedia dance feast

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Dance x Multimedia Series will present "Refugees of the Septic Heart" by the Tom Dale Company (TDC) from the United Kingdom in June.

     "Refugees of the Septic Heart" is inspired by the original music of the composer Shackleton and spoken word artist Vengeance Tenfold, which the TDC has transformed with movement, light and digital projection into this full theatrical production. "Refugees of the Septic Heart" explores the development of human consciousness and philosophically weaves an abstract narrative as six dancers embark on an evolutionary journey spanning a distant past to a high-finance present before exploding into a new dimension. Instincts of control and organisation evolve into absurdity, parody and humour before erupting into the essential dance of life and the elements. The production was featured at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

     Formed in 2001, the TDC has firmly established itself as part of the new wave of artists testing the boundaries of contemporary dance practice. It creates collaborative performances with a particular focus on the synergy between electronic music, the digital arts and dance. The company's work has a strong philosophical approach, reflected within the abstract worlds it creates to explore global issues pertinent to contemporary society. Innovative worlds of performance are created as the company crafts work that is woven into the fabric of our times.

     "Refugees of the Septic Heart" by the Tom Dale Company will be staged at 8pm on June 19 and 20 (Friday and Saturday) and at 3pm on June 21 (Sunday) at the Theatre of the Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $200 and $280 are now available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis). Please refer to the programme booklet or individual programme leaflet for group booking and series discount schemes.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit . For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit .

     A post-performance talk (conducted in English) will be held after the first performance.

Ends/Friday, May 15, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:29


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